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Advisors in Geology

Undergraduate Advisors:

Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Joseph Ortiz

Field Camp Director:
Dr. David Hacker

Free Tutoring for all Geology CORE Courses

Experienced Geology graduate students and lab instructors answer your questions, beginning week three of each semester, in room 223 MCG, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. No appointment necessary.

Bachelor of Arts

Graduates of the Bachelor of Arts program in Geology have excellent opportunities for employment in a wide variety of careers where an understanding of natural science is useful or critical in success. Geology can be a strong background for advanced study or career development in areas such as business, city management, regional development, planning, law, journalism, and science writing. The B.A. requirements include courses concerning minerals, rocks, fossils and field mapping, among others. These courses are supplemented by courses such as introductory chemistry, biology, and mathematics. Download the Roadmap to the B.A. in Geology for the official reference to the degree program.

For additional information about our undergraduate program, please contact an undergraduate advisor in Geology.

General Requirements

  • At least 42 semester credits must be taken in upper division courses (30000-level and above). 
  • At least 36 semester credits must be taken in Kent CORE courses, and these should be completed during the first 64 credits of enrollment. 
  • At least 121 semester credits of approved coursework must be completed successfully.
  • GEOL 21062 Environmental Earth Sciences or GEOL 21080 All About the Oceans may be substituted for GEOL 11040 with Departmental permission.
  • Does not requires completion of GEOL 41092, Summer Field Camp, although students are encouraged to attend.
  • A 2.00 cumulative grade-point average both overall and in the major, is necessary to graduate.

Required Courses

Course Number
Course Title
GEOL 11040
How the Earth Works
GEOL 11041     How the Earth Works Lab
GEOL 11042
Earth and Life through Time
GEOL 11043     Earth and Life through Time Lab
GEOL 23063
Earth Materials I
GEOL 31070    Earth Materials II    4   
GEOL 34061     Invertebrate Paleontology
and  15 GEOL elective credits

MATH 11010
Algebra for Calculus
MATH 11022
CHEM 10060
General Chemistry I
CHEM 10062
General Chemistry Lab
BSCI 10110 or
BSCI 20560
Biological Diversity (4) or
Invertebrate Zoology (4)

Total    49   

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